Design & Interiors

Design for The Guest Experience

We approach each project with an integrated understanding of design, architecture, real estate, and branding.

We believe each design element must foster hospitality and  connect guests to each other and to immersive experiences.


hospitality is our purpose

We work with our clients to craft brand experiences that resonate with their goals and their guests.

We design spaces by putting the guest first, creating experiences that leave them feeling inspired and well-cared for.

alchemy is our process

Alchemy is the combination of multi-disciplinary design & service elements that result in the unified atmosphere and experience of a space.

Achieving alchemy involves a combination of curated & created design elements that work in harmony.

With a focus on guest experience, our process produces meaningful environments that are both engaging and authentic.


our process & services

01 | Concept

We translate entrepreneurs’ passions into places and leverage a distinct creative viewpoint to craft storied spaces for developers.

• Concept Creation
• Brand Strategy & Postitioning
• Guest Journey Mapping
• Naming
• Investor Pitch Decks

02 | design

Driven by a multifaceted understanding of place, we pull a common thread through every guest touchpoint of the environment.

• Interior Design
• Space Planning & Environmental Design
• Bar & Kitchen Design Consulting
• Prototype & QSR Design
• Uniform & Tableware Styling
• Art Direction

03 | Delivery

We facilitate the big picture through the small details — finishes and furniture, elevations and renderings, schedules and drawings.

• Construction Documentation
• Interior Fit-Outs
• Custom Furniture & Lighting Design
• Project Management
• Signage Design
• Environmental Graphics


Our experience

Trained as an architect with a career in brand creation and interior design, Draftsman is directed by David Pilkenton.

From Bygone at the Four Seasons in Baltimore to The Porter Hotel in Portland, OR, David has led the creative direction and design for restaurants, bars, boutique hotels, and retail spaces across the United States, Caribbean, and Mexico throughout his career.

David is an NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer and holds a degree in architecture.

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